India vs. Sri Lanka Live Score: Mohammed Siraj Takes Six Wickets, Including Four in the Fourth Over.
In the India vs. Sri Lanka live score update, Mohammed Siraj made a remarkable performance in the early overs of the match, taking five wickets for Sri Lanka. Jasprit Bumrah started with a wicket on the third ball of the game, and then Siraj, in a single over, claimed four wickets, dismantling the opposition’s batting lineup. He then returned to dismiss Sri Lanka’s captain Dasun Shanaka, securing five wickets in just the second over. Sri Lanka was reeling at 12/6 in 5.4 overs at that time. It was a nightmare for the home team, and Siraj set a record of 6/21, the best figures by any bowler in a One Day International (ODI) match against Sri Lanka.
Hardik Pandya took two consecutive wickets in the 16th over, completing three wickets in total, as Sri Lanka was all out for just 50 runs, their second-lowest score in ODIs.
India vs. Sri Lanka Live Score, Asia Cup 2023 Final: Mohammed Siraj Delivers Extraordinary Overs in One Day International History
Sri Lanka won the toss and chose to bat. However, due to rain, the match started with a 40-minute delay. Despite the absence of their entire frontline bowling attack due to injuries, the combination of young bowlers and experienced campaigners has made it a tough task for Sri Lanka to score, although players like Kusal Mendis have shown good form with the bat. While Sri Lanka had lost only one of their last 15 ODIs, that loss came against India, who have been consistently strong.
What was expected to be a close contest between both teams, Sri Lanka seemed to be more affected by it. India has lost Axar Patel for this match, and it is likely that he will be sent as a cover for the upcoming series against Australia. Meanwhile, Washington Sundar has been sent as cover for this match. During this time, Sri Lanka has lost its frontline spinner Mahesh Theekshana for the rest of the tournament. However, Sri Lanka has expressed hope that Theekshana will be ready for the upcoming World Cup. In the meantime, Sundar has been named in the Indian second-string squad for the Asian Games, making it unlikely that he will be included in the World Cup squad.
Key Points of the Asia Cup Final Between India and Sri Lanka:
- Sri Lanka won the toss and chose to bat.
- Due to rain, the match started 40 minutes late.
- Bumrah found success on the third ball of the match.
- Siraj then took four wickets in his second over, reducing Sri Lanka to 12/5.
- He completed taking five wickets in his third over and took one more wicket in Siraj’s consecutive sixth over, securing the wicket of Kusal Mendis.
- Hardik Pandya took one wicket in the 13th over, and Sri Lanka lost their last two wickets in the 40th over.